Bonsai 130

By jwangdk on Aug 21, 2017

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My first brushless build. Went pretty smooth. Wanted to hit sub 250g AUW.

Have been flying it for 3 months now. Only ruined an FC, but that was due to bad mounting of the RX on top of it. The motors might not sound the best anymore, but they definately get me around, and for the price, they are really excellent value. 15+ hours flight time so far.

The frame is awesome btw! Pretty cheap and super durable. Roomy as well.
I like the Falcon 120 props the most from the ones I've tried. They provide the best balance between (no) noise, crash-proofiness, performance and efficiency.

Flying it on 850mah 3S Turnigy Bolts. 246g AUW.

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Part List

Frame

Bonzai 130nzai FPV Racing Frame (3K Carbon) (2 builds)
Myrcmart.com
$14.99

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS Betaflight F3 AIO V1.1 Flight Controller with Integrated OSD Barometer Support SD Card (61 builds)
Banggood.com
$22.99

ESCs

Racerstar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1 Blheli_S Opto ESC 2-4S Support Dshot150 Dshot300 for RC FPV Racing Drone (67 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.99

Motors

4 X Racerstar Racing Edition 1407 BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor for 150 180 200 RC Multirotor (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.28

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong 3x3x4 3030 4-Blade Propeller CW CCW for FPV Racer (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$7.19

Propellers

2 Pairs Eachine Falcon 120 Spare Part 4 Blad 3030 Propeller Black Red (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.99

Propellers

DYS X30303 3 blade bullnose propeller 3030 CW/CCW Nylon Fiber for RC Drone FPV Racing (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.91

FPV Camera

Eachine Flyingfrog Q90 Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter Spare Parts Micro 1000TVL HD COMS Camera (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (427 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.99

Batteries

4 x Turnigy Bolt V2 850mAh 3S 65~130C High Voltage Lipo Pack (3 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$60.28

Radio

FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 Transmitter 2.4G 16CH Mode 2 White Black International Version for RC Drone (175 builds)
Banggood.com
$154.04

Goggles

Skyzone SKY02S V+ 3D 5.8G 48CH FPV Goggles With Head Tracking HD Port DVR Playback for RC Drone (20 builds)
Banggood.com
$295.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (55 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

iRangeX iRX-i6X 2.4GHz 10CH AFHDS 2A RC Transmitter With A8S Receiver
Banggood.com
$46.99

Misc Parts

RJX Hobby Magic Tape Bulletproof Vest Material Tie Down Strap for RC Battery (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$2.17
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Whiffles   Aug 21, 2017  

Good job keeping the price down! How are those motors? I looked at them in the past for a budget 3", but I just wasn't sure.

jwangdk   Aug 21, 2017 

Well. Everybody says "don't buy budget stuff", but I just wanted to get flying asap. They don't sound very nice anymore and are beat up for sure. But they hold up. I could probably get more punch and such - but on 3s for some plain fun and cruising among small trees and such... Well. They do the job. And they are excellent value for the price. I've flown them for about 15 hours by now, still trucking...

Whiffles   Aug 21, 2017 

You definitely got your money's worth then! Sounds like they're just fine for the price.

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